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raw banana curry
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Raw banana dry curry recipe

Raw banana curry, south Indian style vazhakkai dry curry with freshly ground special masala - its really spicy and flavorful!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian, South Indian
Servings: 3


  • 1 Raw banana Unripe plantain/ vazhakkai, big
  • 1 Onion
  • ¼ teaspoon Turmeric
  • Salt - As needed
  • 1 teaspoon Coconut oil

To temper

  • 1 tablespoon Oil
  • ½ teaspoon Mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Urad dal
  • 1 sprig Curry leaves

To grind to a paste

  • 2 tablespoon Coconut
  • 1 tablespoon Coriander seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 2 Red chilli
  • 2 Garlic


  • Cut onion lengthwise, peel the skin of raw banana, slit lengthwise, slice them and keep immersed in water.
  • Grind the ingredients under ‘To grind to a paste’ with little water to a little bit coarse paste.
    2 tablespoon Coconut, 1 tablespoon Coriander seeds, 1 teaspoon Black pepper, ½ teaspoon Cumin seeds, 2 Garlic, 2 Red chilli
  • Temper with mustard, urad dal and curry leaves and add onions to fry till transparent.
  • Add the cut vazhakkai along with the ground masala, ¼ cup water, salt and turmeric.
  • Mix well and cook covered for 4 minutes in medium flame.
  • When the water evaporates completely, then keep frying until the masala turns golden in colour. Say about 3-4 minutes in medium flame.
  • Add 2 teaspoon oil while frying. Lastly add coconut oil and mix well.



Use less water, otherwise curry may turn mushy.Use more oil towards the end as it helps to turn the curry golden without sticking to the pan.Coconut oil is a great flavorful addition to the curry.